Fish filet storage question

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  1. Brasstap

    Brasstap

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    I went in the garage freezer today to get some perch out for dinner tomorrow. We freeze the filets in water in Tupperware containers. I was looking at the dates on the containers and found two at the bottom of the freezer that were dated September of 2016. My wife thinks they are not good I disagree. Anyone have any input?


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  2. d_rek

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    It will still be edible whether or not it tastes like anything but freezer will be a different story. Only one way to find out...


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  3. Jimbo 09

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    If it’s frozennin water they should be fine. Just ate some walleye from spring 16’ in Friday.
     
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  4. Tin Can

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    I would eat them, to me I figure if you freeze them in water it is similar to vacuum sealing because they are not exposed to air and not getting freezer burned.

    I wouldn't even think twice
     
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  5. Brasstap

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    Wife agreed to try them but wants to make some that are fresher and compare them. Looks like I'm eating a lot of perch tomorrow, I'm all for that!


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  6. chasing em

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    X 2 jumbo. They will be fine unless some is out of water and has some freezer burn. Cook some with fresh and ask the wife to tell you which is fresh. Freezing in water is way to go with bandits and gators imo
     
  7. Brasstap

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    That's the only way we freeze em


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  8. Brasstap

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    I do the catching she does the cooking so she'll know which is which.


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  9. Ed Rosenquist

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    Just so one in your household might suffer, I'll take those old perch fillets!
     
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  10. ggoblue

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    i use quart sized zip lock bags, squeeze out the air, and freeze. they last 2 years easily. maybe longer. never found any that "went bad". if they're under water they're safe.
     
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    Same here. They last a long time that way.
     
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  12. stonesfan83

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    2 years frozen in water that was always my method until I bought a vacuum sealer never had an issue

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    Freezer bags, fill with water, purge all air out, seal top. like to lay them flat in small bin . They stack better. this time of year lots of fish gets eaten. If over a year old after lent, my beagles eat health and have very shiny coats. All out of fish honey , guess I have to start filling the freezer!
     
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  14. Old lund

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    I use the vacume sealer too , took out some wallleye from the spring yesterday looks and tastes the same as when I caught it , I used to do the water freeze but think the vacuum sealer works as good if not better and uses up less freezer space
     
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  15. Bigrigins

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    Vacuum seal here also , I agree with everyone about vacuum-sealed!! I use to freeze with water but like some have said lot easier to vacuum seal and takes up less space!!